Whooa, totally sorry for falling of the face of Life in a Bakery… for pretty much a week! I can hardly believe that I am half way through my Whole30 challenge, which gets me thinking about what is next… but before that, lets get through some house keeping of whats been happening the last week.
As you recall I was sick last weekend, with the flu. I recovered relatively quickly, after only 2 days of aches and 1 day of a sore throat. I spent 2 days up at my mums place, just having some down time with her, my sister, bro, nephew and some close friends. It was raining most of my time there, so I gave myself a few days rest from training and started off light on Monday with a short run. It was a lovely little getaway, but I missed my Sir. It’s funny how we have become so accustomed to being together since our trip.
Crossfit has been challenging this week, in a good way. Lots of lifting, followed by short Metcons. On Tuesday we did a run of about 20 mins of lifting and then 5 mins of Burpees. I smashed out 77, which is an improvement of 2 since the last time we did that in Seattle! On Thursday we did more powerlifting. I couldn’t even lift my bar. No joke, but the same movement we did the two days before I could hardly muster up the strength to go again. I managed to get through though, modifying where I had to. That’s something I love about Crossfit is that you do what you can, you push as hard as you can no matter what your skill or strength level. I am looking forward to gaining some consistency and being able to lift a little heavier! We then did the Friday morning class and if I was struggling on Thursday, can you imagine Friday? haha. I kept weight light and just focused on my technique. That i one thing I recommend no matter how you plan to be lifting, is make sure your technique is strong before you put weight on! Our WOD on Friday we 12 AMRAP (As many rounds as possible) of 150 Wall Balls (I used 5kg), 90 Double Unders, 30 Muscle ups. I didn’t even prep myself for my modifications for MU’s because you know what, I knew I would struggle getting through my Wall Balls! I only got out 117 reps and a Wall Ball to the face. And I am SORE! There has been lots of foam rolling and stretching in our house the past few days 🙂
As for my eats over the last week, I won’t go into too much detail and bore you, given that obviously there would be alot to show you if i did picture everything! haha. Something I have noticed that I want to work on this week is my fruit intake. It was been super high given the compensation of eliminating grain carbs, and seems to be what I turn to naturally. Now the main reason this sits a little uncomfortably for me is that I have read David Gillespies “Sweet Poison” and actually successfully quit sugar with Sarah Wilson’s “I Quit Sugar” ebook. Basically, sugar is sugar. Whether it is as natural as fruit or us unnatural as aspartame. I don’t think fruit is “evil”, but since our bodies do not detect the fructose ingested, too much can still cause the same harmful effects of sugar. Therefore, since quitting sugar I have only ever had maybe 2 serves of fruit a day, which in my mind more than enough anyway, and these would generally be a banana or apple post workout, and some berries as a snack. My aim going forward is to get back into this habit and use more vegetables and meat as my go to. Another thing I have been using LOTS and need to cut back on because I think it’s the cause of my sinus’ to block is Cocoa. Yep. No more of that for a little while! Rather than a list of eats, here are some pics of the best!
I do, however, have a few recipes I would love to share with you… Today I will start with a little recipe of my Banana Nut Frappe I made for a second lunch on Friday because I was so ridiculously hungry! Super simple and delicious!
Banana Nut Frappe
1 Cup Almond Milk
1 Tablespoon LSA or Flaxseed Meal
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon (I am pretty heavy handed with cinnamon so it may have been a fair bit more – do what you like)
Half a tray of ice
Blend and enjoy, preferably with a straw 🙂
Have a happy weekend! I promise to keep you more regularly updated this week! We have family here this weekend and I am cooking a roast chicken – mmmm yum I can smell it. I will get those other recipes to you over the coming days… A Coco-late Frappe, Whole30 Spaghetti & Meatballs and “Oatmeal” (because it was an oatmeal kind of morning today!).
How are you going with your food choices? Remember every choice counts 🙂 Let me know if you need any suggestions!